Sunday, September 16, 2007

Weekend highlights

Friday
We went with Josh and Jami to Downtown LA to Phillipe, the (supposed) birthplace of the French dipped sandwich. The place was packed with Dodger fans, but we managed to get our food with plenty of time to dine. We all enjoyed our sandwiches, although I did grab some Tum's on the way out in case the sandwich decided to bite me back.

After dinner we made our way to a nearby theater to catch the musical, Avenue Q. Think Sesame Street gone NC-17. I had heard so many great things about this musical full of puppets and un-PC lyrics. While I enjoyed the show and laughed heartily throughout, I think my expectations may have been just a little too high. I think it was mostly because, as Jami noted, the ending seemed a bit anticlimactic compared to the gusto of the earlier numbers. I'd still recommend seeing it, although I'm happy we were able to get discount tickets.

Saturday
Brent and I hit the gym in the morning and then met Josh, Jami and their kids for some bike riding along the beach. It was the perfect day for such a ride, although my legs were already beat from the gym.

The night Brent and I had dinner at The Library Alehouse in Santa Monica. Mmm...pear cider. We were going to catch a movie, but we were beat and instead went home and were in bed by 11. We're ooooooold.

Sunday
I picked up my latest knitting project, which I hadn't looked at in months. I was afraid I'd forgotten how to knit and I'd like to work on a scarf or two during our Italy travels. Luckily ol' muscle memory kicked in and I haven't totally forgotten how. I'll just need to refresh my memory when it comes time to start and end any new creations.

We hopped on our bikes and rode to the nearby farmer's market. And the entire way we cursed our sore butts from all the biking and working out the day before. But it was worth it. We picked up some delicious goodies and wonderfully fresh produce. We also enjoyed the people watching, as always.

We spent the afternoon watching 310 to Yuma. I typically don't like westerns or Russell Crowe, but I do love Christian Bale so I let Brent talk me into it. I wasn't expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised. It moved along quickly, was action-packed and full of twists and turns. Brent was also quite pleased with the flick. And I even enjoyed Russell Crowe!

"That girl needs to take up knitting... or some sport where she can only injure herself." - Chad Danforth, High School Musical 2

17 comments:

  1. Phillipe's + "The Internet Is For Porn" = Good Day

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  2. Oops. Philippe's. Did you use the mustard? That's the best.

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  3. I've heard 3:10 to Yuma is good. I really don't like Westerns much, but I'll suffer through them for the hubs. Sigh. What we do for love.

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  4. I really loved Avenue Q, but I went in with little knowledge of it, so that helps. :) And I too like my Christian Bale sans western wear, but I might have to make an exception for this one.

    p.s. the word verification on this comment is "ipcup", which is kid talk for comic gold!!! lol

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  5. I LOVE Phillipe, even though I order my sandwiches "no dip" as I don't like soggy bread. And I just bought half-price tickets to Ave. Q a few days ago. So, so behind on movies and now Eastern Promises has gone to the top of the list!

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  6. Hmm. I must check out "Avenue Q," it sounds like! Glad you had a great weekend!

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  7. We spend every weekend at various Farmer's Markets too, I'm sure we'll run into you one of these days.

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  8. fun weekend!

    ah, how i love philippe's.

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  9. Daddy Dan11:08 AM

    Phillipe's is the greatest! Been going there since I was a little kid.

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  10. I saw Avenue Q a few years ago and absolutely loved it. How'd you get the discount tix? Goldstar?

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  11. Oooh. Pear cider is sooooo good!

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  12. Sounds like a great weekend. Glad you enjoyed AQ. Now I want a french dip BAD. Oy.

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  13. joe is dying to see 310 to yuma. me, not so much. but i'll go with him. i do love russell crowe.

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  14. Sounds like a nice weekend! I have been wanting to take up knitting for the longest time, but I guess I haven't built up the drive to learn. Thanks for the review of 310 to Yuma. I had actually wanted to see that and now want to even more! Thanks for visiting my site!!

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  15. You'll have to buy some luxurious yarn in Italy when you go on vacation.

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  16. phillipes---lucky girl!

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  17. i heard avenue q was great. a friend of mine saw it up in ny i guess. he highly recommended it but said basically the same thing as you regarding the anticlimactic ending. i hope you had fun regardless.

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